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Bond escapes ban

St Mary’s Doug Bond in action in the first semi-final win over Newtown & Chilwell. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

DOUG Bond is free to line-up for St Mary’s in Saturday’s GFL Grand Final clash with Colac after being offered a severe reprimand for an incident in the preliminary final.

The AFL Barwon Match Review Panel cited Bond for making unreasonable contact to the face of St Joseph’s co-captain Al Hickey during the final quarter of the Saints’ 28-point win.

The former Geelong Falcon, who was part of St Mary’s losing senior grand final teams in 2016 and 2018, has played 78 games and kicked 87 goals since making his debut in 2014.

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